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Thompson Releases 2010 and 2011 Tax Info

Friday, August 02, 2013

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Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson released new tax information late Friday afternoon, but the Democrat isn't releasing his full returns publicly.

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Thompson, DeBlasio Seek Black Voter Support

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson have been reaching out to black voters this week as support for Anthony Weiner continues to decline in the polls.

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Poll: Weiner Slumps; De Blasio Rises

Monday, July 29, 2013

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The bad news keeps getting worse for Anthony Weiner.

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Campaign Playbook for Weiner's Opponents: Stay Out of the Way

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

“There’s no reason to run negative ads on Weiner. There’s no reason to waste your breath attacking Weiner. There’s no shortage of radio, TV and print reporters who are doing it already.” — consultant Bradley Tusk, who ran Bloomberg’s 2009 campaign and is informally advising Christine Quinn this year.

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Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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Mayor Bloomberg Rachets Up Rhetoric as Time Runs Out

Monday, July 01, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines and ruffled feathers last week when he said whites are actually stopped and frisked disproportionately compared to other groups. He was direct, unapologetic and - to his political opponents - completely offensive. But it's not the first time Bloomberg has spoken with a sharp tongue this year.

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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.

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Teachers Union Backs Thompson for Mayor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bill Thompson, the former head of the Board of Education and son of a public school teacher, won the endorsement of the teachers union in the race for mayor. Union leaders said they were not looking to play it safe this election cycle.

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NYC Teachers' Union Poised to Endorse Candidate for Mayor

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The city's largest labor union is slated to make an endorsement in the mayoral race on Wednesday, after members of the United Federation of Teachers meet to consider the Democratic candidates who have been seeking the UFT stamp of approval.

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Quinn Forcefully Declares Herself the Dem with Results

Monday, June 17, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn started the week with a one-two punch in her campaign for mayor. First, she gave a speech in which she questioned whether her opponents' credentials stacked up to her record. Then, she rolled out an endorsement from the Teamsters. 

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With Newcomers Scarce, Thompson Backed by Black Political Establishment

Monday, June 03, 2013

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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson got a nod from two powerful members of the city’s African American political establishment on Monday – but absent from the event were members of the newer generation of leadership.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate Bill Thompson

Monday, June 03, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the  Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.

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Why Money Raised for Mayoral Bids Is Deceiving

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Democrat Bill Thompson had the biggest haul of all the mayoral candidates this filing period — but because of the city's campaign finance rules, those numbers are deceiving.

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Thompson Proposes Mid-Course Correction to Bloomberg's School Policies

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, one of the Democrats running for mayor, said mayoral control could be in jeopardy when it comes up for renewal if there are not "tweaks" made to Mayor Bloomberg's education reforms.

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At NY1 Debate, Mayoral Field Tap Dances Around Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

None of the candidates on stage wanted to distance themselves from the city's current historically low murder rates, so they focused on the ways they would change the city's style of policing. There was general agreement that police overuse stop-and-frisk, but they differed on who should lead the police and how much outside oversight is necessary.

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NY Dems Willing to Consider Weiner for Mayor: Poll

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

If former Congressman Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor, he'll be the No. 2 Democrat. That's the finding of a new NBC New York-Marist poll that shows him nine points behind the frontrunner Christine Quinn and ahead of all the other Democrats.

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No End to Paid Sick Leave Debate

Friday, March 22, 2013

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A contentious hearing on paid sick leave ran for more than six hours Friday at City Hall. The legislation would require employers with more than five employees to offer paid days off for sick employees. Advocates for and against the policy have been arguing on the merits of the bill. But the hearing is also setting the stage for a heated political battle.

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Quinn's Tough Week to Continue with Paid Sick Leave Hearing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It’s already been a tough week for Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose support of an NYPD Inspector General drew the ire of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And on Friday, she’ll be facing more heat - this time from the Democratic side. A paid sick leave bill that Quinn doesn’t support gets a public hearing for the first time this campaign season on Friday, and it comes the week after two other cities passed similar laws.

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How Much the Mayoral Candidates Have Raised – and Have Left to Spend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota raised more than $729,000 in his first two months in the race, the most of any Democrat or Republican in the field during this filing period. But fundraising totals are just one barometer of a candidate’s formidability, given the city’s complicated public campaign financing system.

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Bloomberg Uses Budget to Tout Successes, Warn Successor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wistfully touted his achievements as he outlined his final, $70 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and he warned that whoever follows him will likely face the same difficult budget constraints that he has. 

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